By the time we reached the entrance to the park, she was just desperate to get in there, and not at all impressed with me for wanting to pause to take a photo!!
From the very start there is absolutely no ignoring the fact that you genuinely are in Peppa's world - complete with green hillocks, brightly painted houses, the distinctive trees, and all the characters. Lara walked round with eyes on stalks, and couldn't believe it when Peppa and George were also there to say hello to her and Sophia, although she did get a little shy when George showed her Mister Dinosaur!
A quick lunch, and finally it was time for the rides. Luckily, by this time a lot of the queues had subsided, as most people seemed to head straight for the rides as soon as they got in to the park, and the rain showers had also helped disperse people!
|Steve & Lara are on the left|
We then opted for another ride we could all go on together, Daddy Pig's Car Ride, which was another circuit one where you see Grandad and Danny Dog and other characters on your way round. Both girls sat in the front with me and had a go at driving!
Here's our driver's eye view of the ride:
Lara has Miss Rabbit's helicopter in her Peppa Pig toy collection, kindly bequeathed by her cousin Mya, and so Miss Rabbit's Helicopter Ride was the one she desperately wanted to go on next. The skies were becoming increasingly threatening, and we did get drenched in the queue, but she got her wish!
Lara thought it hilarious that we could see Daddy all the way down on the ground, so we had to take a photo!
The last ride we went on was George's Dinosaur Adventure, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Lara adores Geogre and his dinosaur (grrr), so she was very excited about this one. But being so tiny for her age we were a little worried Lara might not make it on, but stretched up to her full height she just managed it! Older children get their own dinosaur to ride on.
The dinosaurs sit on a mono rail and take you round a circuit which includes a smoking moon crater, which was VERY exciting. So exciting that Lara got off and immediately joined the queue again - twice!
We didn't go on Grandpa Pig's Boat Trip, or up on Windy Castle, but we will definitely be going back so will save those for next time. In fact, as Paulton's Park is so close to us, I think we may well be investing in a season ticket!
Lara was not overly keen on leaving Peppa Pig World as the photo above suggests, but we had spent all day there and wanted to allow time to go on a Viking boat ride she had spotted on her way in. It had shades of one of her other favourite TV characters, Mike the Knight, so I think that was the appeal!